A research project called “ExoHad”, led by Prof. Adam Szczepaniak from the Physics Department, is awarded $1.8 million by the U.S. Department of Energy. This grant is part of a five-year, $11.24 million initiative from the agency to solve challenging and complex issues central to advancing knowledge in nuclear physics. The effort brings together the world’s top nuclear theorists to advance theoretical frameworks for the accurate prediction of nuclear interactions and properties of nuclear matter.
As part of this work, Prof. Szczepaniak has built up an international team that includes IU colleagues Profs. Jinfeng Liao and Emilie Passemar, IU student and postdoc researchers from the Joint Physics Analysis Center, as well as collaborators from across the world. The “ExoHad” Collaboration will explore the physics of exotic hadrons — a largely unexplored group of subatomic particles governed by rules that still need to be discovered. Read more details at the IU new release page:
‘Exotic hadrons’ research to advance knowledge of nuclear physics